Jim Jacobson, founder of Christian Freedom International, talks about the oppression of the Iranian people and the tragic shooting of a young woman named Neda.
Our heartbreaking story focuses on a beautiful Iranian woman named Neda Salehi Agha Soltan who, after exiting a cab, was shot in the heart and died in the streets of Tehran. Her last moments were caught on video by an Iranian protestor. Viewing the film, it is easy to understand why the Iranian government wants to crack down on any images or news reports that communicates and exposes the evil of the current regime.
Jim Jacobson has witnessed persecution throughout the world and maintains that imagery like the video of Neda’s last moments is extremely powerful and can galvanize peace-loving people all over the world.
Jacobson served both Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush during their Presidential terms and worked in the U.S. Senate as a legislative analyst. He has testified before Congress and conducted briefings at the White House, State Department, and the United Nations. He frequently travels to restricted countries, including active war zones, where Christians are persecuted for practicing their faith.
“Many people don’t realize,” says Jacobson, “that the death toll in Myanmar was as bad, if not worse, than the Tsunami of 2004. The difference was that countless videos of the tsunami were in abundance, while the oppressive junta in Myanmar prevented the brutal truth from being shown.”
As the Iranian people continue to protest oppression by taking to the streets, the tools of the digital age have become their most potent weapons. Stopping their use has become one of the government’s primary goals.
Click here to view a VERY DISTURBING and GRAPHIC video of Neda’s death.